speaking, the 1980’s represented the zenith
of the paper biding industry, by heralding the introduction
of on demand paper binding and organization with
the Trapper Keeper. This masterpiece of cardboard
and tight fitting plastic trappings made the Trapper
Keeper the ultimate display of fashion and practical
While the life and times of the golden age of paper
binding has been well tread by popular culture,
Religion, and the motion picture industry, many
are still not aware of the significant role that
the Trapper keeper played in social evolution. The
heart and minds of the world were quickly captivated
by it‘s debut. Clearly the best thing to happen
to the paper since the glue binding, many theologians
and religious scholars considered the Trapper Keeper
as the second coming of The Parchment.
However, the popularity of the Trapper Keeper was
not limited to fringe religious movements. The Trapper
Keeper appeared on both the February and December
covers of Industrial Office Trade Monthly in 1985.
An unprecedented accomplishment that has yet to
be equaled. Time magazine called 1986 “The
Year of the Trapper Keeper”, and proclaimed
“that it would become similar to the television
or the microwave, infused into every household across
Mysteriously, the Trapper Keeper vanished from the
scene as quickly as it had entered. Conspiracy theorists
are quick to point out a correlation between the
Trapper’s decline, and a 1987 Address by Ronald
Regan before the UN, where he speculated that the
world would unite when presented with an alien adversary.
It was said that the Trapper Keepers were used as
an interstellar bartering chip, and the world’s
supply guaranteed the Earth’s safety for the
next eighty-seven years. While no one can say for
certain what happened, the Trapper Keeper is now
all but extinct.
The Axis of Stevil Founded the Trapper Keeper Preservation
Society in late 1998, when a small bundle of Trapper
Keepers was found in an abandoned truck stop near
Dulce, New Mexico. This organization seeks to catalog
the world’s remaining Trapper Keepers in photographs.
Your support is welcome, if you or some one you
know is in possession of a Trapper Keeper, please
submit your name and a clear photo of the Trapper
Keeper’s front. Thank you for your support.